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How to Master the College Side Hustle ft. Mary Kay

Every college student knows the struggle of financial responsibility. It can be a tough balance—especially when you take into account how many things you have to be budgeting for on a weekly or monthly basis. You need to be able to afford essentials (coffee), but you also have to make sure you budget enough money for fun things that you want to do in your free time (get coffee with friends.) So, what’s the best way to manage your money when you’re on a tight budget?


The answer is simple: get a side hustle. 


Side hustle (n): An additional source of income that allows you to make some extra money, and boosts your self-esteem. (Definition courtesy of HC Hofstra.)


Side hustles are a great way to get on your grind. Here’s why:

One: They allow you to have some extra money in your wallet.

Two: They’re great resume boosters.

Three: If you have the right side hustle, it can boost your confidence.


Here at HC Hofstra, we are in full support of side hustles, and we can attest that one of the best brands to work for if you’re searching for a new side hustle is Mary Kay. Mary Kay is a global beauty brand that has been inspiring women to pursue and achieve their goals for over 56 years, with a mission to enrich women’s lives—talk about the *ultimate* side hustle!


Mary Kay provides women across the world the ability to create opportunities for themselves to achieve personal growth and financial success, plus learn more about what it means to be a leader. Whether it’s a part-time or a full-time commitment, Mary Kay not only provides women with the opportunity to grow into fearless entrepreneurial and leadership positions, but also provides innovative and effective skincare, makeup, and other products that will pamper you and set you up for success. 

Courtesy of @marykayus on Instagram

In order to start your own side hustle, you first have to get in the right mindset. Whatever your preferred method of confidence-boosting self-care is, there’s no denying that having beauty products you can rely on makes the world of a difference when prepping for something important. At HC Hofstra, we especially love Mary Kay’s dedication to helping women look and feel their best—especially with these few products:


Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara

A little mascara can go a long way, especially on those days where you want to look and feel your best. Obviously, you don’t have to wear makeup (you look beautiful no matter what!), but if you seek length and volume on your lashes, we recommend trying Mary Kay’s Lash Love Mascara. This mascara does just what it says it does: loves your lashes. This water-resistant formula not only helps prevent lash breakage with vitamin E but will also give you definition and volume while keeping your lashes soft and healthy—perfect for those days where you can use makeup to give you an extra confidence boost.

Mary Kay Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover 

After a long, hard day of being a boss, you want to come home and remove all of that makeup that’s been sitting on your face—but finding the right makeup remover can be tricky. Look no further, because Mary Kay’s Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover does everything you’d want an eye makeup remover to do. The oil-free base won’t clog your pores, and it also allows you to remove stubborn eye makeup (we’re looking at you, waterproof mascara) in a flash. Clean skin after a long day of hustling? Achieved.

Mascara running down your face during a big presentation? Not awesome. Having products you know you can rely on from a brand that supports women’s success? Really awesome. 


To find out more about why we love Mary Kay so much, check out their website here!

This is a sponsored feature. All opinions are 100% our own.

Madeline is a journalism major at Hofstra University, and is a writer for HC Hofstra. If you're looking for her, you can probably find her at an Anthropologie, the beach, or eating peanut butter out of the jar.
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